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  • El padrino (2004)
  • R
    128 min | Action, Crime, Drama
El padrino (2004)
R
128 min | Action, Crime, Drama

In the streets of East Los Angeles, Manny is a formidable drug dealer. Impressed by his extravagant lifestyle and prowess, his young son, Kilo, yearns to follow in his footsteps. Kilo resolves to learn how to prosper in the drug world, and...See moreIn the streets of East Los Angeles, Manny is a formidable drug dealer. Impressed by his extravagant lifestyle and prowess, his young son, Kilo, yearns to follow in his footsteps. Kilo resolves to learn how to prosper in the drug world, and his new life as a dealer begins. Starting off small, dealing to the high school and college market, Kilo discovers the drug business to be very profitable. With a little help from the well-connected and seductive daughter of a Colombian gangster, he becomes a drug kingpin with a nationwide monopoly on drug running. While conquering the drug world, Kilo falls in love with a local Latina who quickly becomes pregnant. Shortly thereafter, Kilo is involved in a drug deal with a wired frat boy that goes bad, and he is imprisoned. His exciting and stylish life as a drug lord seems to have come to a halt. But prison life does not stop Kilo from running his operation. He enlists the support of other prisoners including Crips, Bloods, and a very powerful Jamaican mobster and is able to expand his drug empire. Not only is his business booming, he is also hired by the governor to kill another inmate in return for an early release. It seems like a perfect opportunity for Kilo to get back to his family, but this job leads to a world of trouble for Kilo after his release. Kilo is now a free man and a new father with a drug franchise covering both coasts. He is living a life of luxury in a huge mansion and a Mercedes in the driveway. Several years after his release, his drug-using father, Manny, comes back into his life and Kilo reluctantly welcomes him back with a job overseeing all of his drug runners. Everything is perfect. Watching his son grow up has a profound effect on him and he limits his dealing to marijuana. This business decision slows down his profits. Also, a conservative judge and the attorney general become suspicious of his early release and its relation to the murdered prisoner. The feds are now determined to bring Kilo's operation down. Arrests of his posse are piling up and, profits are plummeting. Everything has taken a turn for the worse, and Kilo can't seem to stop it. In a world where a man wants everything, he may end up with nothing. Written by Jim Dobson See less
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Troy Barker (screenplay) (story) | Damian Chapa (screenplay) (story) | Carlton Holder (screenplay)
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Sep 27, 2005 (United States)

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53 cast members
Name Known for
Faye Dunaway
Atty. Gen. Navarro Atty. Gen. Navarro   See fewer
Joanna Pacula
Jessica Lancaster Jessica Lancaster   See fewer
Robert Wagner
Paul Fisch Paul Fisch   See fewer
Stacy Keach
Gov. Lancaster Gov. Lancaster   See fewer
Ralf Moeller
Special Agent Kurt Meyers Special Agent Kurt Meyers   See fewer
Rachel Hunter
Newscaster Newscaster   See fewer
Kathleen Quinlan
Judge Scorsi Judge Scorsi   See fewer
Ricco Chapa
Miguel Jr. Miguel Jr.   See fewer
Henry Pittman
C-Note (as Henery Pittman) C-Note (as Henery Pittman)   See fewer
Nicholas LoCash
Young Kilo Young Kilo   See fewer
Ileanna Simancas
Christina Christina   See fewer
Jay Tavare
Special Agent Sanchez Special Agent Sanchez   See fewer
Tom Lister Jr.
T-Bone (as 'Tiny' Lister) T-Bone (as 'Tiny' Lister)   See fewer
Numa Perrier
Tanya (as Tifinay Paul) Tanya (as Tifinay Paul)   See fewer
Penny Hammond
Molly Lancaster (as Penny Hamond) Molly Lancaster (as Penny Hamond)   See fewer
Luis Robledo
Mule #2 Mule #2   See fewer
Carlos Ayala
Inmate Inmate   See fewer
Jilber Azafrani Beliti
Security agent (as Gilbert Azafrani) Security agent (as Gilbert Azafrani)   See fewer
Joe Rudy Guerrero Jr.
Prison Inmate Prison Inmate   See fewer
Tamara Henry
Dinner Guest Dinner Guest   See fewer
Robert Aguilar Jr.
ATF Agent (uncredited) ATF Agent (uncredited)   See fewer
Eduardo Antonio Garcia
Loreno (uncredited) Loreno (uncredited)   See fewer
Michael Bentt
Loc N Load (uncredited) Loc N Load (uncredited)   See fewer
Galo Make Canote
Party guest (uncredited) Party guest (uncredited)   See fewer
Ski Carr
Ki ki (uncredited) Ki ki (uncredited)   See fewer
Edmund Druilhet
Lawyer (uncredited) Lawyer (uncredited)   See fewer
Perla Druilhet
Family member (uncredited) Family member (uncredited)   See fewer
Ernest M. Garcia
Mountain (uncredited) Mountain (uncredited)   See fewer
Lazzarus Gomez
Mule #1 (uncredited) Mule #1 (uncredited)   See fewer
Jeff Langton
Secret Service Agent (uncredited) Secret Service Agent (uncredited)   See fewer
Robert McEvilly
Uniformed Police Officer (uncredited) Uniformed Police Officer (uncredited)   See fewer
Luis Moncada
Bodyguard (uncredited) Bodyguard (uncredited)   See fewer
Mike Moroff
Gordo (uncredited) Gordo (uncredited)   See fewer
Bibi Nshimba
Prison Visitor (uncredited) Prison Visitor (uncredited)   See fewer
Ciara O'Brien
Keira (uncredited) Keira (uncredited)   See fewer
Javier Rivas
Prison guard (uncredited) Prison guard (uncredited)   See fewer
Lewis Tan
Skateboard Kid (uncredited) Skateboard Kid (uncredited)   See fewer
Tom Todoroff
Actor (uncredited) Actor (uncredited)   See fewer
Mark Valinsky
Dinner Guest (uncredited) Dinner Guest (uncredited)   See fewer
Sewell Whitney
Congressman (uncredited) Congressman (uncredited)   See fewer
Christine Young
Fisch's daughter (uncredited) Fisch's daughter (uncredited)   See fewer
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